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  • Accurate diagnosis essential for disease control
    Diseases, 25 Feb 2021
    Accurate diagnosis essential for disease control

    The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ cereal diagnostic service ensures accurate in-crop identification of diseases and other abiotic constraints. The results support the implementation of appropriate management strategies and provide an insight into seasonal variation and trends.

  • Overcoming durum’s Achilles heel
    Diseases, 24 Feb 2021
    Overcoming durum’s Achilles heel

    Durum wheat often commands a premium price, but its vulnerability to crown rot can make it a more risky option to bread wheat. New pre-breeding lines with the promise of better yields are being tested in national trials.

  • Eyespot resistance in sight
    Diseases, 20 Feb 2021
    Eyespot resistance in sight

    A new screening technique which allows researchers to easily compare eyespot resistance in cereals looks set to allow growers and breeders to identify varieties with better resistance.

  • Crown rot solutions pour into wheat breeding pipeline
    Diseases, 18 Feb 2021
    Crown rot solutions pour into wheat breeding pipeline

    While traditional sources of resistance and tolerance to Fusarium crown rot in wheat are limited, detailed genetic analysis and pre-breeding efforts have now yielded more than 70 wheat lines with superior disease robustness.

  • Gene pool for yellow spot resistance expands
    Diseases, 16 Feb 2021
    Gene pool for yellow spot resistance expands

    Genetic resistance is one of the key tools to manage yellow spot in wheat. Research has now identified multiple new resistance genes for progression into Australian breeding programs, and has better quantified potential yield losses.

  • Typing a solution to barley foliar diseases
    Diseases, 15 Feb 2021
    Typing a solution to barley foliar diseases

    Resistant varieties provide the most effective way to manage foliar diseases of barley such as powdery mildew, net form net blotch and spot blotch. Pathotype monitoring and ongoing identification of new sources of resistance is essential to stay ahead of pathogen evolution.

  • AFREN support network to tackle fungicide resistance
    Diseases, 14 Feb 2021
    AFREN support network to tackle fungicide resistance

    Fungicide resistance has been detected in diseases of wheat, barley and canola across all growing regions. Now, with support from Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network, growers have more capacity to manage and prevent its occurrence.

  • Soil-borne diseases and abiotic constraints
    Diseases, 13 Feb 2021
    Soil-borne diseases and abiotic constraints

    Soil-borne diseases are a significant constraint to field crop production nationally but they do not occur in isolation. A national research project is investigating how abiotic constraints and multiple diseases can impact in concert on crop production.

  • New tools to control an ancient foe
    Diseases, 12 Feb 2021
    New tools to control an ancient foe

    The Australian Cereal Rust Control Program plays a crucial role in the identification, characterisation and delivery of rust-resistant germplasm to Australian wheat and barley breeding programs. The process takes a great deal of skill and patience.

  • Disease tools available on-the-go
    Diseases, 11 Feb 2021
    Disease tools available on-the-go

    Easy-to-use apps designed to help growers make informed disease-management decisions are now available for use on tablet devices. The latest app supports the management of stripe rust in wheat.

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